July 09, 2007

Design View / Andy Rutledge - quiet structure - filed for future comment. Quick version, I agree that de-emphasizing structural elements is often a good thing (and as much as he's going out of vogue, Tufte has been emphasizing this for years.) But why does de-emphasizing the structure so often get paired with de-emphasizing the culture? In Rutledge's example the CNN site is way to quiet, it's a cold flavorless stripped down piece of alienation. A lot like an airport really. USA Today would never me my choice for a favorite site, but it least it has some character and energy.

Posted by William Blaze at July 9, 2007 04:08 PM